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Re: legacy spelling; see singular form

From: Phil Barker <phil.barker@hw.ac.uk>
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2012 11:31:17 +0000
Message-ID: <50C9BC85.30108@hw.ac.uk>
To: Cory Sand <yrocsand@gmail.com>, "public-vocabs@w3.org" <public-vocabs@w3.org>
On 12/12/2012 22:51, Cory Sand wrote:
> Hi,
> I've noticed that certain properties have a singular and plural form
> (e.g., blogPost and blogPosts). In the description of the plural
> property, it invariably says "legacy spelling; see singular form".  Is
> this meant to imply that the plural form of the property has been
> deprecated?
Short answer: yes.
Long answer, see http://www.w3.org/wiki/WebSchemas/Singularity
and the discussion around

> Plural forms seem to have a meaningful interpretation, so that's why
> I'm not sure why they would be deprecated. For example, if you have a
> blog site, and if you were to wrap individual blogs that are on the
> homepage in a div (for styling purposes for example) or a section
> element (to separate the blog content from other content on the page),
> then it would make sense to do:
> <div itemprop="blogPosts"> or <section itemprop="blogPosts">
But what would a processor make of the contents of such a division? 
which I guess would be something like a list of names (titles of posts, 
authors) and URLs. Which name goes with which URL?

Better to wrap each blog post up as the individual itemprop that it is.


> But just because it makes sense doesn't necessarily mean it hasn't
> been deprecated for some reason (unknown to me). Can anyone help?
> Thanks,


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